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Al Jazeera America
Dec 4, 2013 1:00am EST
and healthcare in general are really over the top >> reporter: some even say they paying. >> if you were going to get one stitch, would you pay $500 tore stitch yourself? >> i would try to stitch myself. shocking. >> i am not surprised. there is a thing in america about like having competitiveness and an open capitalization. >>> the disparity in costs on this map represent the same procedures in different hospitals. some well a gap of over $90,000. >> you can go to one hospital, get a procedure that costs $7,000. you can go to another hospital, exact same procedure, $100,000. >> you can go to europe or asia and get it for a third of that. >> patients here at the nyu medical center will pay the high cost of treatment and services look so many other americans but what they want to know is: what exactly are they paying for? >> some hospital administrators say the cost is due to highly trained professionals available at all times, upgraded equipment and building standards that meet expectations. >> i think that there shutted be more oversight probably in terms calculated. >> with a difference in
Al Jazeera America
Dec 3, 2013 10:00pm EST
healthcare site again. he said he will come pain for it until december 23rdrd. >> that's the deadline to sign up for insurance coverage. >>> overseas, vice president joe biden is in asia trying to ease tensions between japan and china. countries are fighting over a group of islands. in tokyo today, biden said the u.s. stands with japan. those are the headlines at this ho hour. i am john siegenthaler seeing. consider th "consider this" with antone i don't mora is next. you can always get the latest news on we will see you at 11:00 o'clock. >> can getting stitches put you in the poor house? medical costs have skyrocketed with sometimes absurd results. $500 per stitch? consider this: how do hospitals get away with it? th will it get better or worse with obamacare? also, an al jazeera exclusive brings new questions to light over iran's influentialing program. plus the energy drink business is exploding with little regulation. we will hear from a doctor whose new study is adding to growing concerns about the drinks' safety. >>> can you live your life paying for everything by onl
Al Jazeera America
Dec 4, 2013 10:00pm EST
that benefits millions of americans right now, even as we have begun to slow the rides of healthcare costs, which is good for family budget did and good for federal and state budgets, and good for the budgets of businesses, small and large. so this law is going to work. and for the sake of our economic security, it needs to work. >> is he right, david? >> well, we need to have it work. america is spending for every dollar per person, on an equivalency basis, the other 33 modern countries in the world spend and they all have universal healthcare, many of them with no out-of-pocket charges, for every dollar they spend, we are spending $2 and 64 corrects. k killing us, that's nonsense. i don't know how the doctors, an airline pilot. nobody shops for airline pilots. we expect the airline produces someone who knows what they are doing in the cockpit of the plane when we trust them with our lives. what obamacare does is addresses the free rider problem. >> that's people who don't buy insurance that ends up costing the taxpayers because we, in effect, insured them. this is an idea, by the way, pr
Al Jazeera America
Dec 6, 2013 10:00pm EST
for manufacturing. we have seen a lot of jobs created in the healthcare sector ad jobs created in the healthcare sector. they are paying an average wages north of $20 an hour we are created good paying jock jobs ad some low paying jocks. jobs. and a lot of jobs that were created were government jobs, almost 40%. >> that is a misunderstanding. when you look at the number of people that were laid off and now they are being rehired. it's an artificial jump. >> it's artificial jump. they were counted as unemployed for the household survey but they were counted as being employed for. >> what are th the outcomes? may have another gebilities debg battle. consumer confidence is low. how optimistic are you? >> i'm guardedly optimistic. bayeboehner is confident. he is sending the house home. i'm looking for growth in the neighborhood of 2 and a half -it's stronger.i'm wrong i think it's making progress and that is on top of this years'economic growth rate and we maybe slightly below two and a half percent. wages while growing they are still well before the recession. it's the slowest recovery ever from t
Al Jazeera America
Dec 7, 2013 10:00pm EST
in the cost? >> i think preventative care is a good thing. but the reality is that most healthcare comes from the small number of very sick people, and we will have very sick people and the success of keeping people alive is expensive. >> james, we were out she says i ruptured my achilles tendon, the surgery went great and i am recovering now. what is the quality of care here compared to other developed nations. >> the quality of care in the united states is about comparable to the other industrializations such as canada, or the european nations or all stray yeah. so we spend more, but we don't get more, we just have this unbelievely convoluted system, and we need to make it more similar, we need to have the consumer more engaged and understanding about what it costs and then we need the healthcare system, the hospitals the doctors the pharmaceutical companies to respond to a consumer interested and informed consumer by making the prices more understandable, and frankly, to compete on the basis of price which will drive prices down. >> james robinson, really appreciate you joining us, thank y
Al Jazeera America
Dec 2, 2013 10:00pm EST
to get coverage by new year's day. the white house declared is 90% cured of its troubles. with a consumer crash, how will it hold up. joining me to discuss the latest is jennifer haberkorn, a reporter for "politico," thee covered the affordable care act since 2009 and michael shure is a political contributor to al jazeera, joining us from los angeles. jennifer, a lot of talk about the improvement of the obamacare website. is it really and dramatically in better shape. >> the administration says it's better. can handle up to 800,000 people in one day. we saw today that the site was down, queueing people for a number of hours in the middle of the day. the concern is whether it will sustain the crush of people that is expected. >> we were given graphs showing the system was stable. up from the 40s in early november. how are they judging success. experts say the system uptime is still way blow industry standards that would be considered on unacceptable disaster for the private sector. >> if you compare this to how much amazon works, it's not a success. the administration set
Al Jazeera America
Dec 2, 2013 9:00am EST
getting cheaper and cheaper and that is going to affect healthcare and we need to figure out how to do it in a safe and responsible way. >> we appreciate you joining us. thanks very much. >> what makes for a good biography. >> kitty her book capturing camelot. has iconic images of the kennedys. >> it's a departure of those it feet your features jfk kitty kelly joining joins us from washington, d.c. your first major tell all was jackie. >> that's right. why lead you down this road and why choose jackie? >> i have been absolutely fascinated by jackie kennedy. >> i didn't think it was possible to write a biography about her that would be news worthy. because th at the time i tried o do it there was 43 books written on her. i infe interviewed a lot of peoe close to the family and close to mrs. onassis which she was at the time i wrote it. i believe writing an unauthorized biography. unauthorized does not mean untrue. it means you are doing it without the subject's cooperation or approval. would you like to do one with the subject's cooperation? >> no. >> really. >> because you give up edit
Al Jazeera America
Dec 7, 2013 1:00am EST
for radiation exposure. they'll be freed and handed over the government authorities. >> could be bug free. the response time is down to one second. i'm morgan radford. those are the headlines. "consider this" is up next. remember, you can get the latest news online at k >> coming how many - an 85-year-old american detained in north korea is now free. >> global mourning - cards and flowers overflying in johannesburg. >> help wanted - a december surprise on the jobs front. more companies are hiring and the economy shows signs of a rebound. >> hello, welcome to al jazeera america. i'm morgan radford, live in new york
Al Jazeera America
Dec 9, 2013 9:00am EST
healthcare, what do you need? what s should they by charging what they are charging? >> i think there's three interconnected. the consumer doesn't have anyway of knowing what the price of healthcare is. >> and the prices they wants are so -- there's not a single price for anything that you would want to buy, it comes out as these bits and pieces of -- as you put the screws and bolts and bandages what you really care about is what is my care going to cost me, what is that whole doctor visit going to cost me, that's -- the consumers often don't care because somebody else is paying for it. in in ways it is completely anticapitalistic. power of the people until we restore our >> from our headquarters in new york, here are the headlines this hour. >> al jazeera america is the only news channel that brings you live news at the top of every hour. >> a deal in the senate may be at hand and just in the nick of time. >> thousands of new yorkers are marching in solidarity. >> we're following multiple developments on syria at this hour. >> every hour from reporters stationed around the worl
Al Jazeera America
Dec 8, 2013 1:00am EST
. >> not again. new concerns for those applying for federal healthcare. officials are discouraging people from submitting paper applications, worried they won't be processed by the deadline. the white house says president and mrs. obama will attend a memorial service for nelson mandela on wednesday. those are the headlines. "consider this" is up next. fa heidi jo-cast heidi jo-castro agiegis >>> boots on the ground - hundreds of french troops sent to the central african republic to help stop the deadly violence. >> frozen solid - major american cities at a standstill as an ice storm drifts across the country. >> his spirit and yours - as a family we commit ourselves to uphold and be guided by the prepared to die for >> nelson mandela's family share their grief as the world mourns. president obama and the first lady will travel to south africa for nelson mandela's
Search Results 0 to 14 of about 15 (some duplicates have been removed)